In addition to being the state capital, Richmond, Virginia, was also the capital of the South during the Civil War. After Reconstruction, businesses developed, and the warehouse district--Shockoe Bottom--was rebuilt, boosting Richmond's economic growth. Today Richmond is a vibrant city that embraces its historical past while looking toward future developments. Then & Now: Richmond uses late-19th-century photographs of Richmond neighborhoods, churches, businesses, and schools, contrasting these historic photographs with contemporary views of the same Richmond sites such as St. John's Church, the Capitol, Broad Street, Main Street, and the Old Stone House. Then & Now: Richmond takes a step back in time and compares the glory of the past with the progress of the future.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Then and Now Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Author Keshia A. Case earned a master's degree in art history with an emphasis on Richmond architectural history from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has
worked for several local museums, including the Virginia Historical Society and the Maymont Foundation. With the assistance of VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, Case has assembled an insightful view of Richmond's past and present for the enjoyment of locals and visitors to this noble Southern city.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a really great book with fantastic photos and stories about the history of Richmond and how much it has changed over the years and also how it has stayed the same. I would recommend it to anyone.